On Bob Grant's radio show, Ann Coulter suggested that President-elect Barack Obama's "civilian national security force" would lead to "a lot more Waco raids, Elian Gonzalez snatchings." In fact, Obama's comments about the necessity of a "civilian national security force" referred to expanding the Foreign Service, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps.
Radio host Bob Grant falsely attributed several quotes to Sen. Barack Obama and took other Obama quotes out of context. Among the purported "quotes" Grant aired during the program were remarks that actually were penned by conservative writer John Semmens, in a column titled "Semi-News -- A Satirical Look at Recent News," about which FactCheck.org wrote: "The quote was one conservative writer's idea of a joke, which has been picked up and repeated as though it were true in a chain e-mail."
On October 20, Bob Grant said he had simply "asked a question" when he falsely claimed during his October 15 broadcast that Sen. Barack Obama had stood in front of flags depicting the letter " 'O' for Obama" at an Ohio campaign event -- flags that actually were the Ohio state flag. In fact, while Grant initially "asked" whether the "O" on the flags stood for Obama's name, moments later, he asserted it as fact. He then said he was engaging in "conjecture."
Radio host Bob Grant asserted that Sen. Barack Obama "is not content with just having several American flags, plain old American flags with the 50 states represented by 50 stars[.] He has the 'O' flag." However, the flag to which Grant apparently referred was actually the Ohio state flag.